The Wars of the Maccabees

The Wars of the Maccabees

by John D. Grainger


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ISBN-13: 9781848844759
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date: 03/19/2012
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

JOHN D GRAINGER is a former teacher turned professional historian. He has over thirty books to his name, divided between classical history and modern British political and military history. His previous books for Pen & Sword are Hellenistic and Roman Naval Wars; Wars of the Maccabees; Traditional Enemies: Britain’s War with Vichy France 1940-42; Roman Conquests: Egypt and Judaea; Rome, Parthia and India: The Violent Emergence of a New World Order: 150-140 BC; a three-volume history of the Seleukid Empire and British Campaigns in the South Atlantic 1805-1807.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

List of Maps viii

Maps ix

Genealogical Tables xiii

Abbreviations xvi

Introduction xvii

Chapter 1 The Dispute 1

Chapter 2 Terrorism and Guerrilla War 9

Chapter 3 Victories 17

Chapter 4 The Beginnings of Imperialism 27

Chapter 5 Defeat 39

Chapter 6 Achieving Independence 51

Chapter 7 The Defence of Independence 67

Chapter 8 Early Conquests 77

Chapter 9 The Samarian War 85

Chapter 10 Internal Upheavals and the Ptolemaic War 93

Chapter 11 Gadora and Gaza 101

Chapter 12 War in the East 109

Chapter 13 The First Civil War 113

Chapter 14 The Second Eastern War 119

Chapter 15 A War for Damascus 131

Chapter 16 The Second Civil War 135

Chapter 17 The First Roman War 143

Chapter 18 The Second Roman War 149

Chapter 19 The Parthian War - and Herod 157

Chapter 20 Conclusion: a Belligerent Dynasty 165

Notes 167

Bibliography 181

Index 185

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